REC - Dreamy Orange Chicken

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Damsel in dis Dress, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. This knocked our socks off!

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Dreamy Orange Chicken

    Recipe By :Damsel in dis Dress
    Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : chicken

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves -- trimmed
    8 slices peeled oranges -- 1/4" thick
    3/4 cup fresh orange juice
    2 tablespoons grated orange zest
    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    salt and white pepper -- to taste
    cayenne pepper -- to taste

    Preheat oven to 250F.

    Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken
    breasts and saute until golden, about 3-4 minutes per side.

    Add the orange slices and saute for a few minutes on each side. Remove
    from the pan and set aside. Add the orange juice and zest to the chicken;
    mix thoroughly. Continue cooking until the chicken breasts are tender,
    about 8-9 minutes. Remove chicken to a baking pan, cover, and place in the
    oven to keep warm.

    Add the cream to the skillet and heat to boiling over high heat. Boil for
    2-3 minutes, stirring to deglaze the pan. Add salt and white pepper to
    taste. Pour cream sauce into a gravy boat for serving.

    Serve the chicken breasts with two sauteed orange slices on each piece.
    Pour cream sauce over the top, then sprinkle with cayenne pepper to taste.

    "adapted from a recipe by Williams-Sonoma"

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    Per serving: 330 Calories (kcal); 21g Total Fat; (58% calories from fat);
    28g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 132mg Cholesterol; 90mg Sodium
    Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 4
    Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

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